startups

The Tech Legacy of Obama's Ambassador in Spain

 02/06/2017 - 02:58
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America’s ambassador under Barack Obama James Costos put startups on the map in Spain. Now, as he moves back to the US, El País reviewed the ecosystem he leaves in his wake

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Monday, February 6, 2017 - 2:45am
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America’s ambassador under Barack Obama James Costos put startups on the map in Spain. Now, as he moves back to the US, El País reviewed the ecosystem he leaves in his wake. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Philly Startup Viridity Sells for $35M

 01/04/2017 - 05:48
Philly-based startup Viridity Energy help companies get paid to control and reduce their energy consumption. The company has been bought by publicly owned Ormat for $35M. Photo: Wiki Commons
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Viridity Energy, a Philadelphia-based energy tech startup, is being acquired by a Nevada-based geothermal and renewable energy company (Orma) for an initial consideration of $35 million, reports the Philadelphia Business Journal.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 5:19am
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Philly-based startup Viridity Energy help companies get paid to control and reduce their energy consumption. The company has been bought by publicly owned Ormat for $35M. Photo: Wiki Commons

Too Much Drama

 12/08/2016 - 05:12
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Make love, not war. But if you want both, get married.

The divorce rate in America has fallen by 25% from 1980, mainly due to ageing population (the later you marry, the less possibilities to divorce; and less stigma on remaining single).

However, divorce is still common—more than 800,000 marriages were annulled in 2014—and it is often costly and protracted. The average American couple spends $15,000 and 10.7 months on a divorce process, plus the flames that always spark thanks to a legal system that encourages adversarial approach to divorce.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 4:57am
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Disrupting Burguers

 12/07/2016 - 03:48
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Can Silicon Valley disrupt the fast-food industry? Well, for those entrepreneurs who dream to 'save the world', motivations are strong: reduce meat consumption and eliminate foods that have big environmental and social impacts, like processed food or heavy dependent on intensive agriculture.  

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 3:26am
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Silicon Valley startups are revolutionizing the traditional fast food industry. Photo: COMMONS/Wikipedia

Uruguay disrupts the Valley

 11/16/2016 - 16:49
Silicon Valley has attracted many Uruguay startups in the last years. The tiny Latin American country is a source of high technological talent. EFE/Archives
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With a population of less tan 3 million, Uruguay has become an important source of talented entrepeneurs in Silicon Valley.  This is the case of Juan Pablo Olivera, founder of Netlabs, a security software, or Gabriel López, founder of Kezmo, an alternative to Slack. “We always say Uruguay is one of the most stable places in LatAm, with excellent connections, high level of Enlgish and infrastructures”, says Isabella Antonaccio, who helps the Uruguay government to attract American investors to her country.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 5:44am
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Silicon Valley has attracted many Uruguay startups in the last years. The tiny Latin American country is a source of high technological talent. EFE/Archives

La tercera clase de Dreamit Health Philadelphia ya está aquí

 07/15/2015 - 14:48
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Filadelfia celebra una nueva edición de su Dreamit Health, un ‘boot camp’ en el que una decena de startups del campo sanitario se reunirán durante 16 semanas para trabajar en su desarrollo.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 2:46pm
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